Tag Archives: Organizations

Getting My Preppie On

I am too cheap to buy the book that contains Carol Bly’s essay, “How Radiation Oncology Almost Made Me a Republican”, but I’ve always been intrigued by the teaser quote from the piece on her Web site: “What makes someone act like a conservative? I finally—these four years later—have figured it out. For those forty-five […]

Meet the New Boss … Not the Same as the Old Boss?

This suggests an entirely different role for all people in the “socializing” professions – teachers, therapists, managers – that they will be stripped of their charge to enforce rules and extract specific behaviors from people. Instead they will be equal co-creators building environments that others can build in.

$125K Teachers?

People are talking about the Equity Project’s high teacher compensation. By paying $125K salaries plus bonuses, the Project aims to bring “talent” to schools where underprivileged children learn. The most popular arguments for and against this tactic cover some well-tread territory: From: “If we value our kids, teachers should get paid well for the important […]

Social Networking on the Job – Goofing Off or Something Else?

Author Howard Rheingold shared an intriguing definition of “social capital” in a video he posted recently. (I don’t know if it’s new or original, but I had not heard it previously.) the ease with which people can get things done without going through institutions Among the things that increasingly fall into that category – substantial […]

Nonprofits and Professionals – Why Can’t We Just Get Along?

I am a member of a lively mailing list populated by people who work in the nonprofit sector in the San Francisco Bay Area. The online community is a project of the regional chapter of the national Young Non Profit Professionals association. The organization aims to improve the sector inside and out, to help it […]